Orange County Board of Commissioners
Meeting Summary April 7, 2020
Due to current public health concerns, the Orange County Board of Commissioners conducted a virtual business meeting on April 7, 2020 utilizing Zoom. Members of the Board of Commissioners participated in the meeting remotely.
A replay of the meeting is viewable on the link below -
The agenda included the items below. The following is a brief summary of the Board actions. This summary should not be viewed as official minutes.
b. Motor Vehicle Property Tax Releases/Refunds (Approved)c. Property Tax Releases/Refunds (Approved)
6. Regular Agenda
a. Climate Action Tax Recommendations for FY 2019-20 – School Solar Update
The Board received additional information on the Solar for Schools Grant program that could be funded through the FY 2019-20 Orange County Climate Action Tax in response to Board members’ questions at the February 4, 2020 Board Business Meeting; and voted to have the manager reach out to the schools on the interest in the solar projects and getting a response back in about two weeks to possibly take action at the April 21, 2020 BOCC Business Meeting. (Approved 6-1 with Commissioner McKee dissenting)
b. Postponement of Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) Text Amendments – Clarification of Setbacks from the West Fork on the Eno Reservoir
The Board voted to defer action on a proposed UDO Text Amendment to the September 1, 2020 Board Business meeting. (Unanimous)
c. Presentation of Manager’s Recommended FY 2020-25 Capital Investment Plan (CIP)
The Board received an overview of the Manager’s Recommended FY 2020-25 Capital Investment Plan.
(The CIP is available online - http://www.orangecountync.gov/714/County-Budgets )
d. Approval of Budget Amendment #7-A for the Transfer of Funds from the Orange County Local Rent Supplement Program to the Risk Mitigation and Housing Displacement Fund
The Board voted to approve Budget Amendment #7-A for the transfer of funds from the Orange County Local Rent Supplement Program (Local Vouchers) to the Risk Mitigation and Housing Displacement Fund to provide flexible, much-needed financial assistance to low-income renters experiencing housing instability and also provided additional resources for Orange County’s emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Unanimous)
8. Consent Agenda
a. Minutes (Approved)
d. Resolution of Approval – Trail Easement (Approved)
e. Resolution Regarding Orange County Becoming a Socially Conscious Animal Community (Approved)
f .Change in BOCC Meeting Schedule for 2020 (Approved)
g .General Obligation Bond Sale of $20,060,000 for Cedar Ridge High School Wing and Various Other Orange County School Improvements (Approved)
h. Adoption of the Final Financing Resolution Authorizing the Issuance of Approximately $40,000,000 in Installment Purchase Financing for Various Capital Investment Plan Projects (Removed and not considered by the Board)
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